## More About Percent

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# More About Percent

If there are 100 students and 60 of them like action movies:

- You can say that $\frac{60}{100}$ or $\frac{6}{10}$ or $\frac{3}{5}$ of the students like action movies.
- You can say that 0.60 or 0.6 of the students like action movies.
- You can say that 60% (percent) of the students like action movies.

The percent symbol (%), as well as the word *percent* itself, indicates "per hundred" or "out of a hundred." (You can remember that *cent* means 100 because it takes 100 cents to make 1 dollar.) Thus, 60% means "60 per hundred" or "60 out of one hundred."

- Using a 10x10 grid, and fill in 60% of the squares to represent the students who like action movies.
- Write an equation that you could use to find 60% of a number.